Weekend Box Office: The Green Lantern Courageously Takes the Number 1 Spot

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It was a great weekend for Ryan Reynolds whose new flick The Green Lantern just hit and did relatively well, bringing in $52.7 million in domestic sales.  The film also opened in 17 markets overseas and made an additional $17 million.

It did very well at the Thursday midnight showing and on Friday, bringing in $21.6 million that first day, but it had a significant drop on Saturday as the film couldn't quite hold onto it's Thursday/Friday success into the rest of the weekend.  Check out our review of The Green Lantern, which we thought had a great underlying message.

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Super 8 came in at number two on its second weekend at the box office, adding an additional $21.25 million, making its grand total $72.8 million.

Mr. Popper's Penguins also opened this weekend and didn't do as well as expected, bringing in $18.2 million. The film stars Jim Carrey and is based on the children's book of the same name. It also had a large drop on Saturday, which is uncommon for family films.

The real disappointment this weekend was Fox Searchlight's The Art of Getting By, starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore.  The film opened in 610 theaters nationwide, but only brought in $700,000 - that's about approximately $1,200 per theater.

It will be interesting to see if this films start to pick up in the next couple of weeks - we saw it and loved it!  Check out our The Art of Getting By review. It's worth a watch!

Here are the top 5 films:

  1. The Green Lantern - $52,685,000
  2. Super 8 - $21,250,000
  3. Mr. Popper's Penguins - $18,200,000
  4. X-Men: First Class - $11,500,000
  5. The Hangover Part II - $9,635,000

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